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Cool! Hong Kong: Your Essential Guide to What's Hip & by Martin Liu

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By Martin Liu

What makes Hong Kong a funky position to paintings, reside and stopover at? One half is cultural. Hong Kong's background as a unfastened foreign port and hub, with out alternate boundaries, has created a desirable surroundings within which Cantonese and chinese language tradition mixes simply with Western tradition and impacts. strolling the streets of the busiest districts, you notice humans from far and wide global, pay attention diversified languages spoken, and discover interactions happening during the language (or indicators) of least resistance. the opposite half has to do with Hong Kong being the fast-moving, lively urban, the place humans like to paintings and play challenging. viewers gain particularly from the latter. As you'll discover during this consultant, Hong Kong has eating places and bars, and the amenities so that you can store til you drop, to check any urban on this planet. Hong Kong is sleek and modern needless to say, following and environment the most recent tendencies. yet continuously no longer a long way within the history are the traditions and tradition of outdated China. For either locals and viewers, this fusion is what makes Hong Kong such an idea.

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It seems that the Switchback Construction Crew was on strike the day they made this section of trail, because there is nothing easy about this climb up the rutted, dusty fire road. Don’t worry; the rest of the ride certainly isn’t like this. Despite the huffing and puffing, try, if you can, to enjoy the pretty live oaks and chaparral that surround you. As you come up onto the ridge, you get great views down to the lake on your left, and just a bit higher you can see across the rolling green hills to Castro Valley.

After the Ride Get back on Redwood Road/35th Avenue, heading west back toward town. 75 miles to International Boulevard, and make a left. Drive one and half blocks south on International Boulevard to find Taqueria El Farolito at 3646 International Boulevard. This place has excellent and inexpensive super burritos, and a menu full of other delicious authentic Mexican food, as well as agua fresca. Call (510) 533-9194 for more information. 7 miles In Brief Configuration: Counterclockwise loop An enjoyable East Bay fire-road loop starting and ending at the Lake Chabot Marina.

Treat the trail, wildlife, and fellow riders with respect. • Ride on open trails only. Respect trail and road closures (ask if not sure), avoid trespassing on private land, obtain permits and authorization as required, and leave gates as you found them or as marked. • Leave only tire prints. Pack out what you pack in. No one likes to see the trash someone else has left behind. • Never intentionally spook animals. An unannounced approach, a sudden movement, or a loud noise startles most animals.

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